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Allison Hunter | CV

Selected Solo Exhibitions

"Zoosphere," North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
(a version was exhibited at Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX., 2016;
originally commissioned by DiverseWorks, Houston, TX., 2010).

"Inter/Action," commissioned by the Houston Arts Alliance for "Transported + Renewed" arts festival, Houston, TX.

"New Animals," Rice University, BRC Gallery, Houston, TX.

"Hanging by a Thread," Alliance Gallery, Houston, TX

"Allison Hunter," Artspace, Raleigh, NC.

"Allison Hunter: Slower Still," Women & Their Work, Austin, TX.

"Allison Hunter: New Animals," Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX.
"Allison Hunter: New Animals," MKG Art Space, Houston, TX.

“Allison Hunter: Simply Stunning,” 511 Gallery, NYC.
“Allison Hunter,” FotoFest 2006, Houston, TX, shown at Kinzelman Art Space.

Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

“17 Days," Video Series, Alfred State College (Alfred, NY) travels to Western Michigan State University (Kalamazoo, MI).
"Architecture of Family," Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX.

"Wild Waves Winding," 12 Minutes Max, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX.
      (performance in collaboration with Christina Keefe and Melissa Noble)
"Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene," University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, NY.
“Kaleidoscope: Approaching Nature," Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX.

"Retreat," Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, TX.
"Plant People," Galveston Art Residency, Galveston, TX.

"Hunter / Plum," Alliance Gallery, Houston, TX.
"Nykarleby Recall - A Retrospective," Bothnia Bienale, Finland.
"New Visions: Polly Gaillard & Allison Hunter," Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL.

"Ratio," Darke Gallery, Houston, TX.
"Parallax Views," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA.

"The Tower of Babel," Galleri Rotor, Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden.
"Digital Darkroom," The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA.
"It's a Phase," Russ Pitman Park, Houston, TX.
"Looking at Animals," Eastfield College, Dallas, TX.

"Currents," Rudolph Blume Fine Art | Artscan Gallery, Houston, TX.
"Natural Perceptions: Allison Hunter and Marilyn Jolly," Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.
"Parallax Stereoscopic Video Art Festival," Prague, Czech Republic

"Open Season," Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

"Fellowship 2008," Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Allison Hunter, Cindy Hurt, and Michelle Murillo,” The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX.
“Stretching the Truth,” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI.
"Extremely Shorts 11," Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX.

"Photography Now 2007," Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY.

Residencies & Awards

Residency: Video Art Installation, La Porte Peinte Centre d'Art (The Painted Door Art Center): Burgundy, France.
Residency: Sculpture and New Media, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY.

Artist Teacher: Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Visual Art program.

Award: Faculty Grant, Humanities Research Center's Public Humanities Initiative at Rice University.
Award: Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX.

Artist-in-Residence: Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, Houston, TX.

Award: Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX.

Artist-in-Residence: University of Houston, The Mitchell Center and Texas Learning & Computation Center

Artist Mentor: College Art Association Annual Conference, NY.

Award: Individual Artist Grant, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX.

Award: Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts.
Residency: Pirkkala Sculpture Symposium, Pirkkala, Finland.

Residency: AiR (Artists in Residence), The Swedish Polytechnic, Nykarleby, Finland.
Guest Artist: Master Class, Baltic Photoschool, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Award: Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts. 

Residency: The Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale, Pedvale, Latvia.
Award: Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts.

Guest Artist: Alternative Cinema, Hamilton College, Department of Art and Art History, Clinton, NY.

Selected Bibliography
Julie Thomson, “'Director’s Cut' and Allison Hunter’s ‘Zoosphere’…,” Indy Week, June 3, 2015.

Nancy Zastudil, "Show Up: Allison Hunter," Arts + Culture Texas (July-August, 2015): 46-47.

Samantha Ketterer, "Hunter Gatherer," Houstonia, July 6, 2015.

Steve Baker, Artist Animal (U. Minn. Press, 2013): 66, 212-13, 223-24.

Michael Griffiths, "It's a Phase," Sculpture 32, no. 7 (September 2013): 77-78.

Lapham's Quarterly: Animals, Vol. 6, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 38.

Diane Barber, “Back and Forth in Time: On the Work of Allison Hunter,"
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, Summer/Fall, vol. 24, Issue 2 (2012): 95-104.

Robert Hirsch, Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels, Focal Press (January 2011): 119.

Nana Last, "Allison Hunter's Zoosphere," Sculpture 30, no. 2 (March 2011): 38-39.

Olivia Flores Alvarez, "Step into my Zoo," Houston Press, vol. 22, no. 11 (March 2010): 22.

Catherine Anspon, "Allison Hunter," Texas Artists Today, 1st Edition, Marquand Books (2010): 253-255.

Jessie Wender, "Frames From Fiction: It Came from the Swamp," The New Yorker, July 22, 2010., slide #2 with text.

Nancy Wozny, "What's the scariest thing in the world for an artist?…" Culture Map Houston, April, 1, 2010.

"Allison Hunter," Impracabeza (Spain), Issue 6 (September 2009).

Nana Last, "Allison Hunter: Slower Still," essay commissioned for "Allison Hunter: Slower Still," Women & Their Work, Austin, TX.

Branka Arsić, "Regarding New Animals: Photographs by Allison Hunter," Allison Hunter: Recent Animals (2008): 8-11.

Selected Authored Articles

"Henrique Oliveira's Tridimensionals: Brushstroke, Form, and Space," Sculpture (June 2010): 34-39.

"The Open-Air Art Museum at Pedvale," and "Finland's Pirkkala Sculpture Park," Landscapes for Art:
Contemporary Sculpture Parks
, ISC Press (Oct. 2008): 165-168; 212-214.


Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY.
Center for Photography Woodstock, Woodstock, NY.
Europos Parkas (The Park of Europe), Vilnius, Lithuania
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX.
Open-Air Art Museum, Pedvale, Latvia
Pirkkala Sculpture Park, Pirkkala, Finland
University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, NY.


1998-99 Doctorate of Art Candidate, Department of Humanistic Studies, University at Albany, Albany, NY.
1997 Master of Fine Art in Electronic Art, Department of Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
1990 Diplôme (MFA equivalent), Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland
1989 Certificat (BFA equivalent), Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland
1986-87 Undergraduate Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD.